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Is drug testing middle school students an excessive form of security or is it an effective way to keep schools free of bad influences? That was the debate that two attorneys had while appearing on "Fox & Friends" on Saturday. Their conversation came amid reports that a Texas school district would start testing kids as young as 12 if they wanted to participate in extracurricular activities. The rule, which also applied to students parking in the school's parking lot, could dissuade students from participating in any of those activities, attorney Jonna Spilbor worried. — Fox News
here’s a new cereal in town for every parent enduring the endless singing of the viral "Baby Shark" tune. “Baby Shark,” known for its catchy tune, will soon be sold as a cereal through retail stores like Sam’s Club and Walmart. According to a press release, Kellog’s marketing director Erin Storm said it “was created to expand on the joy families feel in a tasty way.” — Fox News
The winds of change are sweeping through Texas, with wind power surpassing coal for the first time in history as a primary energy source. Wind generated 22 percent of the Lone Star State’s energy needs, according to a report released last week by the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the flow of electricity to more than 25 million people, accounting for 90 percent of the state’s energy needs. Wind edged out coal, which provided 21 percent of the state’s power, according to the company. In 2003, wind made up just 0.8 percent of total energy needs in Texas, and coal was responsible for 40 percent, ERCOT documents show. — New York Post
In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, President Trump slammed Rep. Elijah Cummings for his criticism of treatment of migrants at the southern border, baselessly claiming that Cummings' congressional district was one of the "worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States." "Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA," Mr. Trump said in the first of several tweets. — CBS News